SAN Vendors Still Facing Pricing Pressures
Fibre Channel vendors in 2004 continue to face pricing pressures, according to the Yankee Group. The research firm estimates that the total Fibre Channel SAN component market in the first quarter of 2004 was about $434 million, below the groups forecast of a 2004 quarterly average of $475.8 million.
Most Fibre Channel SAN component vendors reported quarterly revenue at or below expectations, even as port shipments increased, the research firm said. The Fibre Channel switch segment did even worse.
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